Based in Dubai, UAE, Max Hsu is the regional director for ViewSonic Operations in the Middle East and Africa since 2018. In 2001 Max started his career in the electronics field by joining Delta Electronics, and in 2002 Max joined BenQ Corporation as PM and was then promoted to Director for business development in India until 2010. Since then, during his time at BenQ Max managed 25+ cross-functional teams and developed projects for 20+ products that required competencies in strategic thinking and interpersonal communication. His journey continued by joining ViewSonic International Corporation Taipei office as Director for Product Marketing in 2014, and since then Max was promoted to Sales Director for MEA & India, then director for Business line where he developed new countries business, achieving an average of 30% growth in different markets. In 2018 Max was appointed Reginal Director for the MEA region and since then Max and his team are achieving yearly growth and developing new country’s businesses across the region.
The pandemic has had a profound impact on education, with technology playing an increasingly important role in the way we learn. According to studies, investment in educational technology has risen from $500 million to $16.1 billion in just three years. This is a clear sign that the use of technology in education is on the rise and will continue to grow in popularity in the coming years. Millions of students have made the biggest adjustment in instructional delivery in history, migrating from physical classrooms to online ones. As Gen Z moves into higher classes and universities, there is a clear shift towards preferring e-texts and other advanced learning tools. The use of technology and education tools like projectors and interactive displays in classrooms is also rising rapidly. Here are some of the top edtech trends to watch out for in 2022:
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) will become more commonplace, with more schools investing to enhance the learning experience.
Active learning may be experienced through VR and AR, which are becoming more popular tools for experiencing active learning rather than a passive type of learning. They create a virtual environment that is comparable to the real world. It makes things seem as though they are standing right next to it. Consider a student in biology who can observe a three-dimensional skeleton in all three dimensions by simply wearing the compatible glasses. The entire structure of the bones may be quickly learnt in VR. Virtual and augmented reality tools can assist pupils in comprehending the subject better by allowing them to experience it, rather than simply reading about it. The use of VR and AR in education would help students retain more information and have a greater level of interest as well.
Online learning platforms will continue to grow in popularity, as they offer flexible, collaborative, and more impactful ways to learn.
Online platforms are growing to become a de facto medium for learning purposes. Students also prefer to use these convenient tools and learn through interactive activities and videos for better understanding and knowledge retention. With the availability of these platforms, students can also be encouraged to enrol on additional online learning courses to acquire knowledge, accelerate the learning process, and increase their understanding of more subjects. Moreover, the process of learning through the medium of these interactive online education tools can be managed from any device which is immensely helpful for remote students. ViewSonic’s advanced whiteboard solution, myViewBoard, which we were giving for free to schools when the lockdowns began, has aided many schools and more than 4 million users in making their digital education transition simpler. With the myViewBoard suites, you can use an online solution to collaboratively construct materials, instruct, and interact with students both inside and outside of the classroom. More widespread adoption of edtech tools may be aided by looking at platforms like these that are ideal for conventional front-of-class instruction, flipped classrooms, blended teaching pedagogy, and virtual lessons.
More schools will move to adopt advanced teaching tools like interactive displays for education along with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies.
The BYOD policies have become quite popular in recent times as they offer a lot of advantages to both the students and the teachers. It allows students to use their own devices for learning which is more comfortable and familiar to them. This reduces the learning curve and makes it easier for them to get started with using the new tools. Moreover, it is also cost-effective as the school does not have to provide each student with a separate device. The trend of using advanced teaching tools like Interactive flat panels, pen display, Document and web camera, voice tracking 4k camera & speakerphone are also on the rise as they offer a more engaging and immersive learning experience. These tools help bring lessons to life and make them more fun and interactive. Studies have shown that students who use such tools in their learning process tend to retain more information and have a higher level of interest in the subject. ViewSonic’s wide range of IFP’s, Pen display & accessories are designed to meet the needs of different educational environments.
Education apps and e-textbooks are becoming more popular, as they offer unique and interactive ways for students to learn new material or review for exams.
There is a plethora of education apps available nowadays that cater to different age groups and learning styles. These apps make learning more fun and engaging for students, which is why they are becoming more popular among teachers and schools. They come with intelligent tools that help students learn vocabulary, math facts, and other material. Some also offer a variety of games and activities to make learning more fun. E-textbooks are becoming more popular, as they offer a more convenient and cost-effective way to learn. E-textbooks have many advantages over traditional textbooks and can be accessed on any device with an internet connection. They are also usually cheaper than traditional textbooks, as they do not require printing or shipping costs. In addition, e-textbooks often offer interactive features that make learning more engaging and fun. With the rise of digital tools and applications, education is evolving. Education technology is also helping to level the playing field for all students. No matter what their background or circumstances, all students can have access to the same high-quality resources and instruction through educational apps. This can help close the achievement gap and ensure that every student has the opportunity to succeed.
Education technology will continue to evolve and become more sophisticated as we move into the future. Newer and more advanced tools will be developed that offer even better ways for students to learn. Additionally, artificial intelligence (AI) will play a bigger role in education, as it will be used to create personalized learning experiences for every student. Technology is also offering new opportunities for collaboration. Students can now work together on projects and assignments, even if they are not in the same class or school. This can help them to develop important skills such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving.